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Daniel Bard
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 35

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 1, #28, Boston Red Sox | UNC Chapel Hill
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 1 4.76 6 0 2 5.2 9 1.94
7 Seasons 14 21 3.64 239 10 13 286.2 286 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 0-1 4.76 5.2 9 1.94
7 Seasons 239 14-21 3.64 286.2 286 1.23

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 404 66 5 7.6 90.1 111.2 10.5 31.8 .229 .369 .296 .304 .361 47 25.5 9.4 3.65 3.93
2021 83 12 1 8.3 87.8 106.8 7.4 41.7 .216 .367 .392 .324 .386 25 30.4 13 1.93 3.93
487 78 6 7.7 89.7 111.2 10 33.3 .227 .369 .314 .308 .365 43.6 26.4 10.1
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Bard relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(53%) ,
Slider
(41%) ,
Changeup
(6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 44 16 28 53.0 98.0 11 7 2 0 1 0 1 3 4 .286 .265 .857 .615 .559 .488 94.9 16 2795 6.2 23.8 18.8
2021 Slider 34 18 16 41.0 86.8 11 11 1 0 0 1 0 4 7 .091 .161 .273 .186 .146 .149 83.4 1 2851 6.2 41.2 36.4
2021 Changeup 5 1 4 6.0 89.4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.000 .474 2.000 .619 1.267 .453 90.2 19 2215 6.3 0.0 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 176 45 131 43.6 97.1 46 41 10 7 2 0 1 14 27 .244 .252 .366 .411 .308 .329 95.0 10 2712 6.1 29.2 23.3
2020 Slider 125 71 54 30.9 87.6 37 34 8 5 2 0 1 11 23 .235 .206 .382 .373 .297 .282 86.8 21 2815 6.1 32.3 28.2
2020 Sinker 52 34 18 12.9 96.8 14 11 3 3 0 0 0 1 10 .273 .228 .273 .256 .341 .324 88.5 -2 2533 6.2 16.7 11.1
2020 Changeup 51 14 37 12.6 89.7 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 .143 .210 .143 .277 .126 .220 82.6 -9 2126 6.1 27.8 8.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 48.5 18.2 27.3 6.1 36.4 36.4 27.3 1.5 40.9 21.2 21.2 6.1 7.6
2021 41.7 25 33.3 0 58.3 25 16.7 0 50 16.7 25 0 8.3
47.4 19.2 28.2 5.1 39.7 34.6 25.6 1.3 42.3 20.5 21.8 5.1 7.7
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Changeup COL R 5 89.4 33.6 3.8 13 17 0.7 4
2021 4-Seamer COL R 44 98 16.3 -3.3 -26 8.9 -0.1 -1
2021 Slider COL R 34 86.8 33.1 -1.1 -3 8.8 4.1 88
2020 Sinker COL R 52 96.8 22.7 1.5 7 15.4 -0.8 -5
2020 Slider COL R 125 87.6 34 0.9 3 6.2 2.2 56
2020 Changeup COL R 51 89.7 35.3 5.2 17 16.2 1 7
2020 4-Seamer COL R 175 97.1 17.6 -3.3 -23 8.2 -0.6 -7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Changeup 6.7 0 5 6 1 1 2 1.25 0 0 0 .474 .619 .453 0
2021 Slider -5.7 -2 34 41 11 .091 .273 .227 41.2 36.4 36.4 .161 .186 .149 14.3
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 0 44 53 11 .286 .857 .55 23.8 27.3 18.8 .265 .615 .486 50
2020 Changeup -1.6 -1 51 12.6 7 .143 .143 .129 27.8 14.3 8.3 .21 .277 .22 0
2020 Sinker -0.5 0 52 12.9 14 .273 .273 .343 16.7 7.1 11.1 .228 .256 .322 30
2020 Slider -3 -4 125 30.9 37 .235 .382 .3 32.3 29.7 28.2 .206 .373 .281 39.1
2020 4-Seamer -0.6 -1 176 43.6 46 .244 .366 .311 29.2 30.4 23.3 .252 .411 .328 70.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 48 89.7 90 17.1 2:30 3:15 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 165 97.1 77 13.8 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Sinker 51 96.8 79 17.1 1:30 2:15 -45
2020 Slider 115 87.5 37 6.7 10:00 9:00 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 211 873 -2 -8 2 3 -5
2010 286 1107 -9 -16 3 2 -20
2011 285 1089 -18 -13 8 6 -18
2012 275 1040 -3 -4 11 9 13
2020 104 404 -5 -6 3 3 -6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2020 404 54.7 68.8 77 24 50 46.3 57.5 48.5 28.6 8.7 74.3
2021 83 61.4 60.8 77.4 28.1 44.4 45.8 87 48.2 30 9.6 50
487 55.9 67.3 77 24.7 49.1 46.2 62.8 48.5 28.8 8.8 69.8
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020 58 59 62 63 42 56 43 19 6 62 41 64 58 96 99
2021 53 71 63 56 38 55 44 66 88 79 25 65 53
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.8 2 3 -1 1 3 1 50
2021 19.1 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 2 3 3 2 4 3 4 4 3 1 3 4 1 3 3 4 2 3 3 3 1 4 4 2 2 4 4 3 3 3 4
2021 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97 98 1
Offspeed Velocity 89.7 89.4 -0.3
Breaking Velocity 87.6 86.8 -0.8
Exit Velocity 90.1 87.8 -2.3
Launch Angle 10.5 7.4 -3.1
Barrel % 7.6 8.3 0.7
Hard Hit % 47 25 -22
Sweet Spot % 31.8 41.7 9.9
xBA .229 .216 -0.013
BA .237 .211 -0.026
xwOBA .304 .324 0.02
wOBA .296 .392 0.096
xSLG .369 .367 -0.002
SLG .344 .579 0.235
K% 25.5 30.4 4.9
BB% 9.4 13 3.6
Swing % 48.5 48.2 -0.3
Whiff% 28.6 30 1.4
In Zone Swing % 54.7 61.4 6.7
Out of Zone Swing % 45.3 38.6 -6.7
First Pitch Swing % 34 43.5 9.5
First Pitch Strike % 57.5 87 29.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 104 .296 48 0 0.0 56 24 42.9
2021 23 .392 9 0 0.0 14 3 21.4

Pitch Distribution